Nautilus, Laziness and making the command line easy

Nautilus
I’m using Ubuntu 8.10 at the moment and one of the things I miss from Linux Mint was the ability to right click in a folder and say “open terminal here” I actually mean select “open terminal here” if you can in fact say “open terminal here” and a terminal opens i’d be very interested to hear how it is done. Anyway I digress…I “Googled” for an answer and came across several scripts., well being the sort of person who will take a GUI before a CLI I looked around a bit further until I saw mention of “nautilus-open-terminal” so I fired up Synaptic and searched and lo and behold there it is, so it was just a case of select and then apply, and it was installed. That easy, as it so often is with Linux. 🙂

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Mounting Drives in Linux or Couldn’t this be a bit easier

I know i’m not the only person who finds the whole mounting a drive in Linux thingy a bit messy. There is certainly a lot of help and support for editing Fstab but what I really wanted was a foolproof GUI version. A quick look at the Linux Mint website suggested Disk-Manager.

Disk-Manager is just what I wanted, I opened the program and was informed 1 drive was waiting to be configured, and sure enough it was the NTFS drive I wanted to use. I clicked configure then O.K and finaly saved on exit, that was it, job done. I rebooted the PC just to check and yes the new drive was auto mounted for all users and was using the read/write NTFS driver – 3g for read/write support on NTFS volumes.